Steer wrestling is a rodeo sport that involves quickly dismounting from a horse and throwing a steer to the ground. At the beginning of the competition, the steer sits between two horseback rides: the participant and the “hazer,” whose role is to prevent the steer from moving too far away to the side. The steer is given a head start before the participant rides after and catches up to the steer, dismounts from the horse while it is still in motion, grabs the steer (which often weighs between two and three times more than the rider), and throws the steer to the ground. In a successful throw, all of the steer's legs must be off the ground. As this is a timed competition, the fastest time wins the competition.
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The Ontario High School Rodeo Association; Ontario Rodeo Association; Canadian Rodeo Association
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